J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Buildings on Hill in the Marche 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Recto:
Buildings on Hill in the Marche 1819
D14669
Turner Bequest CLXXVII 9
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 185 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘9’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CLXXVII 9’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
After a sustained period of travel along the east coast from Rimini, Turner’s route towards Rome turned inland at Ancona and began to follow a south-westerly course towards the Apennine Mountains. Many of the urban settlements in this part of Italy were built upon high ground and Turner made a number of sketches of the hilltop towns and cities he glimpsed as he travelled through the landscape of the Marche region of Italy. Good views could also be seen from many of the towns and cities of the area, particularly from Osimo and the walls of Loreto. The subject of this drawing has not been identified.

Nicola Moorby
November 2008

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Buildings on Hill in the Marche 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 2008, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-buildings-on-hill-in-the-marche-r1138831, accessed 29 January 2022.